There were some problems with the tarp. First, the trees were a little bendy, but that’s normally not a major issue. What was a major issue was that despite my correctly setting up the tarp pull-outs, when the ridgeline got wet they slipped. As it was late, I wasn’t going to mess about and I rigged up temporary lashings to hold the tarp. Reviewing things in the morning, I realized that anticipating a line coming through, I’d tightened down the tarp in case it got windy, and that may have contributed to the problem. However, it’s not the first time the tarp pull-outs have slipped, so I am now considering swapping the continuous ridgeline for two separate lines.
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